Leadership Teams

Care Pastor Call: Lindsey M. B. Bina

On behalf of the SOTV Call Committee and Church Council, we are pleased to announce Lindsey Bina has been recommended to serve as Care Pastor at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church! Read Lindsey's biography and the Call Committee's process by downloading this PDF.

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Congregational Meeting

Sunday, August 19 at 12:15 pm in the Sanctuary

A vote will be taken to approve the recommendation of calling Lindsey Bina as Care Pastor at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Everyone is encouraged to attend, and all confirmed members of SOTV are invited to vote. Following an affirmative vote, a Letter of Call will be extended. Note: you must be present to vote.


At Shepherd of the Valley, we actively encourage our lay members to be involved in the governance of the church. In addition to church council, we have many leadership teams that work in a specific areas of ministry. Each team has an appointed council representative. If you are interested in joining any of these groups, please complete an application and email it to nominations@sotv.org


Benevolence Leadership Team

This team directs the giving of financial resources to our ministry partners locally, nationally and around the world.

Katie Ellis, Council Representative/Co-chair
Nikki Zeches, Council Representative/Co-chair
Judy Anderson, Member
Jean Horton, Member
Melissa Taphorn, Member
Sue Wenberg, Member
Lisa Hegerman, Adult Ministries Director: Social Concerns
Randy Brandt, Pastor
1 Member Opening - complete an application

Call Committee 2018

This committee manages the recruitment and call process for our current pastoral opportunity, which is a Care Pastor. 

Rob Cronin
Dave Kocemba
Ken Loher
Tamara Scott
Melissa Taphorn
Rachel Wermerskirchen
Arlen Wilson
Jennifer Davidson, Staff Representative
Cheryl Seely, Council Representative

Endowment Leadership Team

Receives and administers bequests, estates, insurance and other assets in the endowment fund with the purpose of serving the mission of SOTV.

David Kuhnau, Chair
Michael Schaeffer, Council Representative/Treasurer
Jim Hanson, Member
Mollie MacLean, Member
Chap Milis, Secretary
Troy Nelson, Member
Lee Sorenson, Treasurer
Sandy Young, Member
Beth Karlson, Finance Manager*
Rick Summy, Senior Pastor*
Diana Bohne, Recording Secretary*

Engagement Leadership Team

This team will guide and support Shepherd of the Valley’s ability to engage its community through various functions including, but not limited to, communications, marketing, and brand identity.

Shalom Ewald, Council Representative
Loralee Erickson, Member
Marnie Kittelson, Member
David Wilharm, Member
Brittany Amesbury, Communications Manager
Julie Opheim, Adult Ministries Director
Kari Slotten, Director of Ministry/Chair

Finance Leadership Team

This team ensures that the generous gifts the congregation receives are used in the most faithful and efficient way possible.

Michael Schaeffer, Council Treasurer/Chair
Cheryl Seely, Council Vice President
Bernie Zimmermann, Council Representative
Diana Bohne, Secretary*
Vern Bloomquist, Member
Tarell Friedley, Member
Jim Hedin, Member
Jeff Kile, Member
Dennis Schneekloth, Member
Beth Karlson, Finance Manager*
Jennifer Davidson, Operations Director*

Human Resources Leadership Team

This team makes recommendations on personnel policies, staff structures, and budgeting.

Michael Kelly, Council President
Bill Hansen, Member
Kristi Kuhnau, Member
Lisa Beck, Member
Linda Haffner, Member
Dorothy Olson, Member
Steve Mueller, Member
Jennifer Davidson, Operations Director/Chair*

Nominations Leadership Team

This team manages the recruitment process for all other leadership teams.

Dave Brueshoff, Council Representative/Chair
Fernando Hernandez, Member
Christine Ice, Member
Christian Loger, Member
Troy Nelson, Member
Tamara Scott, Member
Kari Slotten, Director of Ministry

Properties Leadership Team

This team coordinates and oversees all issues tied to improvement, enhancement, on-going maintenance, and repair of Shepherd of the Valley property.

Ken Syverson, Council Representative
Mark Greenlee, Member
Keith Endreson, Member
David Linner, Member
Mary Olson, Member
Rick Summy, Senior Pastor/Interim Chair

Stewardship Leadership Team

This team coordinates and oversees all issues tied to thematic development, program design, collateral materials, and timelines related to stewardship campaigns and/or promotions.

Lynn Hernandez, Council Representative/Chair
Steve Dobin, Member
Joe Gonnella, Member
David Kuhnau, Member
Karla Williams, Member
Beth Karlson, Finance Manager
Rick Summy, Senior Pastor

*designates non-voting member
If you are interested in joining council or a leadership team, please complete an application and email it to nominations@sotv.org.